One of the simplest recipes in the culinary world, and the most satisfying, has got to be the humble, but oh-so-good coleslaw.
Food Network star Ree Drummond has quite a few versions of the classic dish, proving that it doesn’t always have to be just cabbage and mayo on the ingredient list.
Ree Drummond’s Apple and Celery Slaw
While thinly sliced celery and green apple are the stars of this lettuce from The Pioneer Woman star, both green and purple cabbage give it its body. Diced jalapeno and a layer of cayenne pepper add a subtle kick to every bite.
Rounding out the salad is a flavorful dressing of olive oil, Dijon mustard, sugar, white vinegar, coriander leaves, and celery salt.
Reviewers were impressed, with a home cook reporting, “I made this for a potluck and it went over like crazy! Absolutely delicious and really easy to make. I’m definitely going to make this again. It’s a big change of tempo of your typical slaw. The decoration is fantastic! I actually made a double batch and reserved 1/2 for regular lettuce salads.”
The Food Network Host’s Cilantro Slaw
With two whole cups of “barely chopped” coriander, it’s clear from the start that the spice’s distinct flavor Drummond’s Cilantro Slaw. Thinly sliced green and purple cabbage are the only other items in Drummond’s dish, dressed with a mayonnaise-based sauce in which the Big Bad Budget Battle host asks for two cups of milk.
Reviewers disagreed with the large amount of milk, posting comments like “mostly cabbage in a milk bath” and “the cabbage looked like it was swimming in milk, whatever it was.”
One reviewer noted that they “checked with the Pioneer Woman website’s recipe, which requires 1/2 cup of milk,” not two cups, as the Food Network site stated on its ingredients list. This seemed to make all the difference in home cook reviews of Drummond’s recipe.
“My husband has never liked the traditional slaw I’ve always made. He loved this slaw. He told me to always use this recipe for slaw. I loved it too,” one person wrote.
Ree Drummond’s Ultimate Classic Coleslaw
There’s simply no way to discuss the mom of four’s coleslaw recipes without mentioning her classic recipe. With carrots, cabbage and the beloved mayonnaise that so many love, this coleslaw is a winner, as quite a few Food Network reviewers have confirmed.
“My family and I loved this. You can add, remove or reduce a few things if something isn’t your favorite but is still good. My 2 year old will eat this as the recipe says like he is eating chips. (He is a very picky eater),” one person wrote.
Drummond’s Chipotle Slaw
This spicy slaw from Drummond is very similar to her Cilantro Slaw with the addition, as the name implies, of chopped chipotle peppers in adobo. A generous amount of coriander leaves is added “just before serving.”
While some home cooks weren’t fond of this salad, others who like heat in their slaw raved about it on the Food Network site, as one person wrote, “The flavor the chipotle peppers and cilantro give to this slaw is so delicious.It tastes fresh even when served the next day.…Great side dish for pulled pork sandwiches.”
You can’t go wrong with one of Ree Drummond’s quick, easy, and delicious coleslaw recipes for your next gathering, or as a simple, hearty side dish.
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